Advisor: Madeleine Zelin
Ulug Kuzuoglu received his BA in Sociology and MA in History from Bogazici University, Istanbul. He spent a year in Hunan and half a year in Shanghai where he conducted research for his master's degree. His MA Thesis "Xinjiang Between the Globes: The Ottomans in the Making of Modern Xinjiang (1870-1934)" focuses on the interaction between the Ottomans, Uyghurs and Chinese at the turn of the century, and how this triangular relationship influenced the local and national policies concerning Xinjiang. His current research interests lie in the Ottoman Empire, Central Asia, and China.